How to change your specialty during residency
There are no clear statistics, polls, or studies to know exactly how many physicians each year, or within their working lifetime, switch specialties. But with physician dissatisfaction scores steadily rising, this is becoming a very common sentiment.
First, I want to normalize and encourage everyone to practice self-compassion during this process.
I personally changed specialties early in my career and have numerous colleagues who also changed. We all profess immense happiness in …